Real Madrid “need” Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, according to the Spanish club’s former stopper Santiago Canizares.
It looks like David de Gea’s dream of playing for Real Madrid next season is over.
Despite this, Real remain interested, but with talks between the two sides having not progressed as desired they are willing to back off until August when a greater effort is expected.
The 28-year-old arrives as the replacement for the recently departed club legend of Iker Casillas to Porto, and will provide competition for Keylor Navas and Fernando Pacheco for Los Merengues.
The Red Devils want centre-back Sergio Ramos to move the other way in any deal, but aren’t anxious about the possibility of losing De Gea on a free transfer next summer, should they hang onto him this transfer window.
De Gea’s protracted links with a Real Madrid move this summer have continued in earnest despite the fact he is now away with Manchester United on their pre-season tour of USA.
Navas was quizzed about the speculation surrounding de Gea after Real kicked off its worldwide Champions Cup campaign with a 7-6 penalty shootout loss to Roma in Melbourne on Saturday and told reporters: “I’m very relaxed and have total faith”. Will he stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid?
“Kiko Casilla is a great goalkeeper and if Madrid signed him then it’s because he has good qualities”. He’s a goalkeeper of global standard, one of the best in the world.
“Now I can do what I enjoy again, which is training at 100% and awaiting first-team opportunities”. I hope I can win a lot of trophies.